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Mansome (2012)

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A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?

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Morgan Spurlock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Himself
Will Arnett ... Himself
Isaiah Mustafa ... Himself
Brett McKay Brett McKay ... Himself
Zach Galifianakis ... Himself
Adam Carolla ... Himself
John Waters ... Himself
Adam Garone Adam Garone ... Himself
Wilford Brimley ... Himself (archive footage)
Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
Salvador Dalí ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... (archive footage)
Timothy Nordwind Timothy Nordwind ... Himself
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Storyline

In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining doc featuring candid interviews from Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and everyday people weighing in on everything from the obsession with facial hair to body dysmorphic disorder. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude material

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 November 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Meskosc See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,395, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$36,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,280
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warrior Poets, Electus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Quotes

Michael Harr: [in interview] This professor said that barbershops are "third places."
Michael Harr: [in class] Next, uh, take out the razor.
Michael Harr: [in interview] You have your home, which is one; you have your work which is two; and, then a barbershop is a type of third place where every guy could go and talk amongst peers; and, uh, I think it's just good for mental health to have that, as a society.
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VERY disappointing project from Spurlock
4 May 2013 | by trc4849See all my reviews

It's going to be hard to express what a disappointment this film was. I liked Spurlock's other works, but "Mansome" is essentially a complete failure. The problem is, it's simply not funny...at all. The Jason Bateman/Will Arnett pieces aren't remotely funny or even entertaining. They feel completely ad-libbed by two guys with no skills at improv. You would think for the maybe 10 minutes of screen time they had that either they (or some writers) could come up with a few good bits...but not a one!

There are only two bits that are entertaining: Jack Passion and Ricky Manchada. The problem is, we are laughing at, not with, these two real people...and that's exactly the intent. The problem is, while we laugh at how pathetic they are, we actually feel badly that we're laughing (at those of us with a heart) and feel badly for them in turn.

Perhaps what's most disappointing is that with a documentary, you can always "shoot more". There's no way Spurlock and the producers watched this film and said "Wow, this is great...really funny." No chance. So instead of improving, they passed it off and pawned it off on us...taking all their stock way down in my (and I suspect many fans) mind.

It feels like they got a check to make the film and shot the bare minimum to crank out a film. They cashed their checks and went home.


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